A med school dropout with a traumatic past inherits a miraculous gift of healing - a gift that hurts her to use.

  • Cameron Berner
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Writer Biography - Cameron Berner

Cameron Berner graduated Phi Beta Kappa, Magna Cum Laude from Miami University with a double major in Interdisciplinary Studies and Mass Communication. He became the Rochester International Film Festival’s youngest ever featured Director with his short film Written Off, in which he was awarded Best Film. Recently, Cameron played ‘Marc Benecke’ (opposite Andie MacDowell) in the ABC pilot Model Woman. Cameron has also played Romeo and Lysander with the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, worked with the Moscow Art Theatre’s Studio Six, played Antipholus of Syracuse in The Comedy of Errors in Central Park (Barefoot Shakes), and performed at Theater 54 in The Two Noble Kinsmen. Cameron is managed by CBU Management, Inc. and is represented by JC William, Inc.

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Writer Statement

TOUCH is my first feature film. In our current state of political, economic, and emotional unrest, I found myself thinking back to the parables and miracles I heard every Sunday - stories about how to make the world a better place. They boil down to pretty simple advice: Help one-another; Love one-another. Easy enough to say, but harder to actually act on.

There is a miracle in the Gospels that I have always been drawn to, about a woman who had been bleeding for 12 years. No doctor could cure her, but when she touched the hem of Jesus' robe, she was instantly healed. She only appears for about a paragraph in the entire Bible, but I loved the idea of being able to help a total stranger like that. The inquisitive side of me, however, was always confounded by it - power like that doesn't just disappear.
He "felt His power go out of Him" - like electricity, it had to go somewhere… That question was the impetus for this story: where did that power go?

Abigail is the focus of our movie, but she could be any one of us. When we first meet her, she is the exemplification of our modern soul - beaten down by reality, trying to find escape through our modern joys: alcohol and sex. Within the framework of a modern, party-fueled drama with romantic and comedic undertones, TOUCH is about having the courage to see ourselves for what we really are, and making the decision to reclaim our soul. It is about
finding connection in a society that seems more distant and disconnected with every passing day. It is about making the right choices, even if they're hard. It’s about finding the light in
the darkness. It’s about hope, and how if we believe in ourselves, we can accomplish wonders.

It is a story about the thing we need most: Love.